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One of Binghamton's many carousels

Recreation park is like stepping back in time. Picnic tables nestled in pines, with a play ground... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Recreation Park Carousel

We visited in July of 2018. This restored Carousel has been a staple for generations of children... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2018
James P
Binghamton, New York
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This carousel's 60 horses are arranged in the uncommon four-abreast style.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recreation park is like stepping back in time. Picnic tables nestled in pines, with a play ground and ball field, water fountain with a penny pnd to throw your wishes in. What a beautiful setting for a Carousel, fully opporational, beautifully restored ponys, authenic organ...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

We visited in July of 2018. This restored Carousel has been a staple for generations of children in Binghamton. Installed in 1925 and a gift to the City by George F Johnson. It is one of six in our area, more than any City in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James P
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Always take our local and out of town grandkids to the Rec Park Carousel, love to see their excitement when they get to pick out their horses. Then stay for another ride or two! Check out the nearby play area as well! Thank you George...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 August 2018

Beautiful restored carousel in Recreation Park is still free. Established in 1925, the hand carved horses have been lovingly restored. The sound track you hear is not a sound track, but an actual antique organ dating back to the original installation. You are entering a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mark H
Reviewed 18 August 2018

If you wish to relive your childhood or to give the children an entertaining ride at no cost than Binghamton is the city for you to visit. There are a few carousels in parks in town. Try one as it will bring back many fond...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

Its was a step back in time riding this carousel! We did the tour of all the carousels in Binghamton area last summer and had to bring grandkids back this year. We choose the Recreation Park carousel because of the playground surrounding the carousel. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

Love this carrousel- large and great for everyone.Sometimes it breaks down and they close it , so be prepared to enjoy the rest of the park and playground if this happens. One of six free carrousels in the area- currently Ross Park Zoo carrousel is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 20 July 2018

Expensive to maintain I am sure but so worth creating memories for children. Added benefit is the education obtainable with the Zoo. So important to understand nature and the local offerings.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Glenn P
Reviewed 19 July 2018

I'd come back to Bnghamton to see a terminally ill friend whom I'd last seen in 2011. He told me over many emails and internet chats about the Carousels in the Carousel City. Sadly my friend died just days before I arrived. So I saw...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Wow. What great park. Playgrounds, pool, tennis courts and ball fields. And a FREE carousel!!! Great picnic area. With plenty of shade

Date of experience: July 2018
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7 September 2016|
Response from Christine B | Reviewed this property |
The carousels are only open until Labor Day unless they have a special event. Last year (2015) The Recreation Park Carousel had a winter event for a few weekends around Christmas time.